If a polar bear is a very dangerous animal, it becomes really dangerous when it has cubs; but if there is no danger to the young, one cannot imagine a more peaceful mother. Polar bear cubs are beautiful, cute little creatures. Their fur is incredibly soft, and, with the northern sunlight on it, lots of nice reflections appear on the fine hairs — an easy comparison to the reflections on pearls. I was surprised that these white animals can be so colorful in the snow. Most polar bears are not white at all. I got so excited about their creamy color combined with the blue reflections on the snow that I could not wait any longer to make this painting, although so many other subjects are waiting.

In this painting, I wanted to have the feeling of being part of that family, close to that big, soft, wild mother.
— Carl Brenders